Tottenham’s Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion has been postponed owing to the club’s ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.
The game against Rennes in the Europa Conference League was postponed for the same reason, and with several Spurs players still testing positive, the chances of the Brighton game going forward were always slim.
Spurs have confirmed that the Premier League has agreed to postpone Sunday’s game, so we now have the official statement.
“We can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion, on Sunday 12 December at 2 pm, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon (Thursday),” a statement read.
“The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone the game following guidance from medical advisers, with the health of players and staff the priority. The fixture will be rescheduled in due course.
“The Club requested the match to be rearranged following a significant number of positive COVID-19 cases among players and relevant staff.
“As with our other affected fixture, against Stade Rennais in the Europa Conference League, we shall update supporters with more information as soon as it is available.
“We should like to apologise to everyone at Stade Rennais and Brighton & Hove Albion and to both their supporters and ours for any inconvenience caused. We should also like to thank both clubs for their understanding during these challenging times.”
In the lead-up to the game against Rennes, 13 positive tests had been registered, with eight players and five team members showing signs of the virus.
Spurs are already gaining traction on their fixture schedule after their recent match against Burnley was postponed due to heavy snowfall, but they will now have to find additional free time to squeeze in yet another game.